For most of us this is a time for banking the fire, dreaming of next seasons glories and tying those killer patterns that will land that dream trout …….. but our dedicated work party team are still out doing all sorts of important work on the river and up at Glenquey.
This is a really good time of the year to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the work parties. Their work is often unheralded and unnoticed, but is massively important in maintaining the fishery habitat and access to the water. They routinely:
- clear blockages to the spawning burns
- clear the fish pass at Dollar
- strim access routes along the river
- remove fallen trees and flood debris from the river
- clear areas of Himalayan Balsam
- install bridges across burns
- install stiles
- loosen gravel on known redds
- assist with Fisheries Trust electro-fishing surveys
- distribute stocked fish
DEVON ANGLING ASSOCIATION AGM
The AGM will be held on 13th
December January 2015 at the Royal Arms, Tillicoultry at 19.30hrs
MIGRATORY FISH – 2014
The prolonged drought through the summer months extended to the very last week of the season and resulted in barely three days of fishing where there was chance of landing a fish. In the end only five salmon and six sea trout were landed. It was a frustrating end to the season as clearly at the season closed there was no shortage of salmon running the river.
For 2015 we collectively need to prey for rain!
On a more positive note a number of salmon anglers reported seeing some very large trout heading upstream to spawn!
The River Forth Fishery Trust have appointed a contractor to complete improvements to the fish pass at Dollar Weir which will be completed in 2015. This will hopefully have a positive impact on not just Salmon migration but also the river’s resident Brown Trout.
We are happy to report following a prolonged campaign by local residents led by Malcolm Best, proposals to extend planning permission for a sand and gravel quarry in Glenquey have been refused by Perth and Kinross Council.
It may come as a surprise to regulars at Glenquey that planning permission was granted in 1964 to win sand & gravels in the valley below the reservoir. The planning issues relating to the most recent application to extend planning are very complex and came to the public domain long before our website went live. The DAA registered an objection to the proposal and have continued to support objections to the scheme.
If the developer decides to appeal the refusal of planning permission to the Scottish Government the DAA will be asking members and visitors (regulars or otherwise) to register their objections.
Glenquey is a very precious place which anglers cherish and we should do everything in our power to protect!
Permits will be distributed to stockists in early March 2015
LAST BUT NOT LEAST THE DEVON ANGLING ASSOCIATION WISHES ITS MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND VISITORS A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND PROSPEROUS 2015 🙂